Amid the recent influx of TV show reboots comes news that The CW is currently working on bringing back The Game, the series that launched the network back in 2006.
According to an exclusive report from Deadline, The CW is in the process of developing a brand new reincarnation of the show, which would be set in Baltimore (instead of San Diego like the original version), and would feature “some” of the original cast members.
Here’s a brief synopsis via Deadline:
The Game family was coasting to retirement but they heard the call of the fans to make a comeback… and like the record-breaking winners they are, they decided to pick up and move from a half-hour sitcom in San Diego to a one-hour dramedy in Baltimore.
This time, our out-of-touch old-timers are determined to help a bunch of knuckle-head new-schoolers navigate the ruthless game of football on and off the field. They will clash through the pitfalls of fame, fortune and love.
Some will win, others will lose, but that’s what happens when you play The Game.
Deadline also reports that the original series’ creator Mara Brock Akil will be on board for the reboot as executive producer (as well as her longtime husband and business partner Salim Akil) and American Soul co-creator Devon Greggory will serve as the showrunner.
It isn’t clear which members of the original cast would return to the show, which started off as a spinoff of Girlfriends and ran for three seasons on The CW before being canceled in 2011 when the network exited the business of producing half-hour comedies.
BET later revived the series, which aired for six more seasons before it was axed in 2015.
The original cast featured Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel. Lauren London, Jay Ellis and Brandy joined the cast of BET’s version.